Rising Action: Playwriting Workshop

Course Code: BCPW 3504

Academic Year: 2023-2024

This course is suitable for playwrights at all levels, writers curious about the craft of playwriting, and those looking to improve their writing in other genres. Through lectures, discussions, reading assignments and hands-on writing exercises, students learn how to develop character, dialogue and dramatic structure, as well as how to constructively critique a play. Students analyze a variety of theatrical genres, including devised theatre, verbatim theatre, political theatre and the "well-made play." Course assignments culminate in the completion of a ten-minute play.